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Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Peas?
Spring is the season for fresh peas, straight from the garden or farmer’s market. And this is one vegetable that you can safely share with your dog. Keeping in mind that fruits and vegetables aren’t necessary to a dog’s diet and should only be an occasional treat, there’s nothing wrong with adding some peas […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-peas/ | May 16, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Onions?
Onions can cause more damage to your dog than just bad breath. This pungent culinary favorite might add flavor to your dishes, but it contains a toxin that can cause serious complications for dogs. Are onions toxic to dogs? Onions contain a toxic principle known as N-propyl disulfide. This compound causes a breakdown of […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-onions/ | May 11, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Honey?
Simple and sweet, honey contains natural sugars that is reported to have a wide variety of medicinal properties. It also, occasionally, finds its way into the mouths of our dogs. If your dog has found her way into the honey pot, or if you are contemplating giving honey to your dog for medicinal reasons, you […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-honey/ | May 10, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Have Cherries?
Fruit is a tasty and (most of the time) healthy snack for a dog, but not all fruits are safe for our furry friends. When it comes to cherries, specifically, there are some dangers you should be aware of. Use Extreme Caution With Feeding Dogs Cherries The main danger of cherries is that their pits, […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-have-cherries/ | May 8, 2017
Expert Advice: General Health Can Dogs Get Diseases from Wildlife?
ASK AKC Dear AKC: I just brought home an eight-week-old American Eskimo Dog puppy. He's had his first shots but I'm concerned about where to walk him in my backyard as I have an abundance of wildlife including some baby foxes and raccoons. Are there any diseases that he might get from the wildlife that his […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/can-dogs-get-diseases-from-wildlife/ | May 1, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Are Ice Cubes Good for Dogs?
As any mixologist will tell you, an ice cube is only as good as the water you freeze to make it. And that is exactly what ice is: frozen water. When I first heard the question: Are ice cubes dangerous?, my first response was: "only if someone throws an ice cube at a dog’s eye," […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/are-ice-cubes-good-for-dogs/ | April 24, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?
Many dogs enjoy fruits and vegetables as a snack. But dogs' bodies are not the same as humans', so certain foods that are fine for us to eat may not be safe for dogs. So what about asparagus? Asparagus is a yummy vegetable that is packed with vitamins and minerals. It's a very healthy food […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-asparagus/ | April 5, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?
Does your dog beg for your cinnamon scones? Has she ever gotten into the spice rack? If so, then you’ve probably wondered, perhaps somewhat frantically, can dogs eat cinnamon? We know that certain people foods, like chocolate and grapes, can be toxic to dogs, so it makes sense that we should worry about foods and […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-cinnamon/ | March 27, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Can Dogs Taste?
If you’re used to seeing dog food advertisements, you likely think that a dog’s sense of taste is very highly refined. However, this is quite far from the truth. A dog’s sense of taste is much less discriminating than that of humans. In fact, while humans have roughly 9,000 taste buds, dogs have only around […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/can-dogs-taste/ | March 17, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Fish?
If you’ve ever taken a glimpse at the ingredient panel of your dog’s food or examined other brands of dog food in the store, then you know that fish is frequently on the menu. Just because it is an ingredient in dog food, however, does not mean that dogs can safely eat just any old […]https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/can-dogs-eat-fish/ | January 10, 2017